SERCOS Interface

SERCOS (Serial Real-time Communications System) is an internationally-approved communication standard for motion control (IEC 61491). This communication network is designed for high-speed serial communication of standardized closed-loop data, in real-time, over a noise-immune fiber-optic cable. We support SERCOS with interface motion modules which provide SERCOS drive connectivity and control for the ControlLogix® controller.

SERCOS Interface
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  • Internationally-approved communication standard for motion control (IEC 61491)
  • Designed for high-speed serial communication of standardized closed-loop data (in real-time) over a noise-immune fiber-optic cable
  • SERCOS interface motion modules provide SERCOS drive connectivity and control for the ControlLogix® controller
  • Drive support for SERCOS includes: Kinetix® 2000, Kinetix 6000, Kinetix 7000, and Ultra™ 3000 SERCOS servo drives
  • Additional products are available from our Encompass™ Partners

Additional Information

Our PartnerNetwork™ offers complementary product solutions for products with SERCOS connectivity through the Encompass Product Reference program. You can sort and filter products from best-in-industry suppliers in your region to connect to the Rockwell Automation® architecture, or to use with our products.

To view commonly ordered and quickly available products, use the Product Configuration Assistant for our complete product offerings.


SERCOS and Analog Motion User ManualMOTION-UM001
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Configuration & Selection Tools

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  • SERCOS Interface Website
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